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Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

To support a program that will help Philadelphia harness and retain high-skilled immigrant talent by helping them establish their professional credentials in the U.S.

Silicon Valley Talent Partnership

To establish the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, a new public-private collaboration that partners Silicon Valley's best talent with local government to spur innovation and address local challenges.

Re-Imagining the Civic Commons

To explore and reimagine the role of civic assets, such as public libraries and parks, in creating successful cities including Knight communities Charlotte and San Jose.

DIY Storycorps

To build a prototype StoryCorps mobile app that allows people to record, upload and share do-it-yourself StoryCorps interviews. 

Do Public Good Button

To work with bloggers and media organizations to include a capability to take action ('Do Public Good') in the context of news articles. 

Engagement Tools

To allow newsrooms to better measure audience engagement, beyond clicks and page views, by creating an open-source WordPress plugin that will measure “attention minutes” to determine how long users are interacting with content.

Facto_Bot

To develop software that aids the correction of misinformation on social media, primarily twitter. It would automatically identify stories that have been corrected, and help alert those who tweeted, or retweeted, links to those stories that the picture has changed.

FilmSync

To create an app that will connect people who are watching a news story or documentary on television with related content through a second screen app on their smartphones.

Global I-Hub ICIJ

To make collaboration on cross-border investigative stories easier by providing a secure, easy-to-use platform for reporters to communicate through Facebook-like status updates, threaded communications on specific topics, individual messaging and file sharing.

Market Atlas

To scale a data provider network that allows citizens to collect and share microeconomic data from countries in Africa that lack financial infrastructure; providing reliable, consistent financial data should encourage greater investment in the area.

Open Source Capture Software for Video Archivists

To design and build an open source, cross platform video digitization application that sharply reduces barriers in cost and skills required to enable more organizations to preserve their audiovisual collections. 

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